Monthly Archives: February 2019

2019-02-28: News Headlines

Michael Nigro (2019-02-28). At the Southern Border, an Escape Room With No Exit. truthdig.com In December and again in January, I went to Tijuana, at the U.S.-Mexico border, to report on what is happening to the thousands of men, women and children living in an appalling limbo as they seek asylum in the United States. | In Tijuana, there are the refugees themselves, who come from such far-flung countries as Yemen, Ethiopia, Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, and who live in camps all over the city, places that bloom with hope and wither in despair, camps that exist one day and then vanish the next. | This backdrop of humanity supports a bewildering array of refugee ecosystems. There are well-meaning volunte…

Telesur (2019-02-28). Genocide Survivors Demand Elliott Abrams Leave Holocaust Committee Board. globalresearch.ca A group family member victims of the 1940s WWII Holocaust and U.S.-supported 1980s genocides in Central America are calling on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council's Committee on Conscience to remove Elliot Abrams from its board, questioning how "a proven …

WSWS (2019-02-28). Reports document sexual abuse of immigrant children detained in US. wsws.org The Trump administration's assault on immigrants underscores the urgent need to oppose all attacks on democratic rights and due process.

teleSUR (2019-02-27). Study Reports 536 Women Assaulted Every Hour in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Over 500 women are assaulted every hour in Brazil, an investigation conducted by the Brazilian Public Security Forum (FBSP) and the Institute Datafolha said Thursday. | RELATED: | Chile: Website Behind Nude Photos Of Women, Minors Sued | Researchers asked 2,084 women from every social strata, aged 16 years and older, to participate in a survey and report any in…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-27). Headlines for February 27, 2019. democracynow.org Michael Cohen to Testify to Congress as Explosive Accusations Against Trump Revealed, Trump & Kim Meet as Vietnam Summit Overshadowed by Cohen Hearing, India & Pakistan Ratchet Up Attacks as Fear of Nuclear Showdown Grows, House Votes to Block Trump National Emergency Declaration, Trump Official Admits He Ignored Warnings on Risks of Family Separation, Thousands of Migrant Minors Reported Sexual Abuse While in Gov't Custody, Honduran Woman Gives Birth to Stillborn While Detained by ICE, Dems Introduce New Voting Rights Legislation, House Bill Protects Over 1 Million Acres of Wilderness, Creates New Nat'l Sites, O…

Emile Schepers (2019-02-27). As Trojan Horse "humanitarian aid" ploy fizzles, Venezuela faces new attacks. peoplesworld.org Saturday, February 23 was supposed to be the big day when a so-called "humanitarian aid" caravan would cross into Venezuela from neighboring Colombia. The left-wing government of President Nicolás Maduro would be further destabilized and the stage set for his removal. As it turned out, the "big day" was something of an embarrassment for the …

ACLU (2019-02-27). North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated. aclu.org The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-26). ICE Entraps Foreign Students: Not New, but Immigration Criminalization is Intensifying. therealnews.com While the Trump administration is continuing many of the anti-immigrant policies of the Clinton and Obama administration, his efforts to criminalize all immigrants represents a new twist, says Prof. Aviva Chomsky…

Julia Gavarrete (2019-02-23). Honduran Teen Fled Gangs at Home Only to Be Murdered While Stranded at the U.S.-Mexico Border. theintercept.com The murder of Jorge Ruiz and another teen casts into stark relief the dangers faced by unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.

splcenter (2019-02-22). SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights. splcenter.org ‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.

2019-02-28: Social Media Postees

At the Southern Border, an Escape Room With No Exit
Michael Nigro | truthdig.com | 2019-02-28
In December and again in January, I went to Tijuana, at the U.S.-Mexico border, to report on what is happening to the thousands of men, women and children living in an appalling limbo as they seek asylum in the United States. | In Tijuana, there are the refugees themselves, who come from such far-flung countries as Yemen, Ethiopia, Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, and who live in camps all over the city, places that bloom with hope and wither in despair, camps that exist one day and then vanish the next. | This backdrop of humanity supports a bewildering array of refugee ecosystems. There are well-meaning volunte…
truthdig.com/articles/at-the-southern-bo…

Genocide Survivors Demand Elliott Abrams Leave Holocaust Committee Board
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
A group family member victims of the 1940s WWII Holocaust and U.S.-supported 1980s genocides in Central America are calling on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council's Committee on Conscience to remove Elliot Abrams from its board, questioning how "a proven …
globalresearch.ca/genocide-survivors-dem…

Reports document sexual abuse of immigrant children detained in US
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-28
The Trump administration's assault on immigrants underscores the urgent need to oppose all attacks on democratic rights and due process.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/28/pers…

As Trojan Horse "humanitarian aid" ploy fizzles, Venezuela faces new attacks
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-27
Saturday, February 23 was supposed to be the big day when a so-called "humanitarian aid" caravan would cross into Venezuela from neighboring Colombia. The left-wing government of President Nicolás Maduro would be further destabilized and the stage set for his removal. As it turned out, the "big day" was something of an embarrassment for the …
peoplesworld.org/article/as-trojan-horse…

North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-27
The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

ICE Entraps Foreign Students: Not New, but Immigration Criminalization is Intensifying
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-26
While the Trump administration is continuing many of the anti-immigrant policies of the Clinton and Obama administration, his efforts to criminalize all immigrants represents a new twist, says Prof. Aviva Chomsky…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-entraps-fore…

Honduran Teen Fled Gangs at Home Only to Be Murdered While Stranded at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Julia Gavarrete | theintercept.com | 2019-02-23
The murder of Jorge Ruiz and another teen casts into stark relief the dangers faced by unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.
theintercept.com/2019/02/23/unaccompanie…

SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-22
‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/02/22/splc-and-l…